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ERIC Number: EJ873590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Adolescent Learning and the Internet: Implications for School Leadership and Student Engagement in Learning
Strom, Paris; Strom, Robert; Wing, Charlotte; Beckert, Troy
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v75 n6 p10-16 Feb 2010
Many teenagers are more skilled in using tools of technology for learning than the adults who guide their education. The Center for a Digital Future at the University of Southern California administers annual surveys to track the impact of online technology. Jeffrey Cole, center director, reports that adolescents consider the Internet to be their most important resource, surpassing all other media including television, radio, newspapers, and books. Current surveys suggest that students' interest for involvement on the Internet could make schoolwork more appealing if assignments permitted individual and collaborative activity online. To explore this possibility, the authors developed the Internet Learning Poll for adolescents. The poll consists of 16 multiple-choice items that allow students to select more than one option or complete an "other" fill-in-type response. Poll responses provide insight about student motivation as reflected by the amount of time spent on the Internet, benefits gained from social networking, and identification of personal learning needs. This article presents poll results, along with a summary of implications to help guide school reform.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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